Welcome to Central Aragón
Central Aragon is dominated by the flat valley of the Río Ebro which meanders across the region west to east. Outside Zaragoza, the main settlements of interest lie to the west (principally Tarazona) and south. Most of the towns here fell to the Christian armies later than those in the north, meaning you'll spot a heavier sprinkling of Mudéjar architecture. This is also Goya country: he was born in the village of Fuendetodos, where you can visit his birthplace and a museum with collections of his prints. Nearby, tour the haunting remains of the civil-war-devastated village of Belchite and check out one of Spain's oldest wine DOs (Denominaciones de Origen; quality-certified producing regions), centred on the town of Cariñena.